ForestHarvest: non-timber forest products in Scotland
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Wild Harvests of Scotland: building a sustainable forest culture
15 & 16 April 2009, Dunkeld & Birnam, Perthshire
Two days of events to celebrate and develop Scotlands wild and woodland products sector:
On the afternoon of April 15 a meeting was held during which the Scottish Wild Harvests Association was formed.
Later on there was a networking evening celebrating the Orchards of Scotland (with an optional slow food meal).
The Wild Harvests of Scotland Conference followed, on April 16.
A report on the Wild Harvests of Scotland events is available to dowload here (PDF document 239KB)
Conference presentations & workshops
Bill Slee (chair): Introductory comments (PDF file 2,078KB)
Roger Coppock: NTFP overview (PDF file 53KB)
Douglas Ritchie: Wild harvests & quality of life (PDF file 329KB)
Davide Pettenella: Rural network marketing: the role of NTFPs (PDF file 3,309KB)
Alison Dyke: Supporting sustainable wild harvests & understanding the effects of gathering (PDF file 597KB)
Roger Coppock: A new policy for non-timber forest products in Scotland (afternoon discussion session) (PDF file 176KB)
Miles Irving: Wild Harvests and healthy/slow living: the connections (afternoon discussion session) (PDF file 60KB)
Roseanna Cunningham: Address to Wild Harvests of Scotland conference (PDF file 73KB)
The non-timber forest products policy document launched during the conference is available from Forestry Commission Scotland's website: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/forestry.nsf/byunique/infd-7r4hk4
To contact the Scottish Wild Harvests Association, or to express an interest in becoming a member, phone Fiona Guest on 01356 626425 or click here to email Fiona.
Organisers & venues
The events were organised by:
and supported by:
Any queries email Emma Chapman.